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Reducing radon in schools

Reducing radon in schools

a team approach

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, Radon Division in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Radon mitigation -- United States,
  • Indoor air pollution -- United States,
  • School buildings -- Health aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Bryan K. Ligman and Eugene J. Fisher
    ContributionsFisher, Eugene J, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Air and Radiation, United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation and Indoor Air. Radon Division
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings)
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13617843M
    OCLC/WorldCa32057160

    Radon Measurement Systems Quality Assurance (MS-QA) $ Add to cart; Radon Measurements In Schools and Large Buildings (MALB) $ Add to cart; Radon Mitigation Standards for Schools and Large Buildings (RMS-LB) $ Add to cart; Reducing Radon in New Construction (CCAH) $ Add to cart; Reducing Radon in . Radon In Schools brochure - educates students, teachers, and parents. Schools may request hard copies from the Radon Program. Schools may request hard copies from the Radon Program. An electronic version can be emailed to faculty, posted .

    (Average indoor radon level) (Reducing radon levels below 2 pCi/L is difficult.) pCi/L: About 3 people could get lung cancer (Average outdoor radon level) Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be lower. * Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA R). As to the radon exposure, according to two papers, the schools are vulnerable targets due to the long daily childhood presence, and the radon risk could be reduced by .

    Reduce Radon Levels Most radon-reduction remedies require the skilled services of a professional contractor who has experience, has completed the U.S. EPA’s “radon contractor proficiency” course, and has passed a comprehensive exam in radon mitigation. Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon U.S. EPA K, November 20 EPA RECOMMENDS: Q If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon. Q For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Q Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Q Radon levels less File Size: 1MB.


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Reducing radon in schools Download PDF EPUB FB2

As a result, rooms in which radon test results are below 4 pCi/L may develop higher radon concentrations in the future. EPA recommends that schools be periodically retested. For complete information on EPA's recommended testing approach for schools, see Radon Measurement in Schools - Revised.

Edition, EPA R Managing Radon in Schools, June As part of an effective IAQ management program, schools should test for radon to know if radon levels are elevated — and if so, reduce risks to occupants through radon mitigation. Many schools have successfully applied radon mitigation strategies to control indoor radon levels.

National Radon Hotline: Purchase radon test kits by phone. 1 () SOS-RADON () National Radon Helpline: Get live help for your radon questions. 1 () RADON () National Radon Fix-It Line: For general information on fixing or reducing the radon level in your home.

1 () This document presents the process of radon diagnostics and mitigation in schools to help educators determine the best way to reduce elevated radon levels found in a school.

The guidebook is designed to guide school leaders through the process of measuring radon levels, selecting the best mitigation strategy, and directing the efforts of a multidisciplinary team in Cited by: 6.

This course explores from a practical standpoint how radon decay products are measured and how RDP reduction can enhance soil gas remediation by reducing radon risks to very low levels. This course was presented at the request of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists at its Annual Meeting in Banff, Alberta on April A nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) - the level at which EPA recommends that schools take action to reduce the level.

The second edition, now readily available, has these two substantive additions. This detailed manual describes the most common methods for reliably reducing radon in a home. Written in a non-technical format, the book includes step-by-step instructions and illustrations to guide homeowners through the radon mitigation process/5(17).

Get this from a library. Reducing radon in schools: a team approach. [Bryan K Ligman; Eugene J Fisher; United States. Environmental Protection Agency.

Office of Air and Radiation.; United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation and Indoor Air. Radon Division.] -- This document presents the process of radon diagnostics and mitigation in schools to help.

ANSI/AARST SGM-SF Soil Gas Mitigation Standards for Existing Homes View Buy PDF Buy Print Copy This standard specifies practices, minimum requirements and general guidance for reducing soil gas entry into existing homes in order to mitigate occupant exposures to certain hazardous soil gases, including radon gas, chemical vapors and other hazardous gases.

Reducing Radon Levels in Existing Homes: i A Canadian Guide for Professional Contractors Chapter 1: An Overview of Radon Notice The following guide has been written to provide professional building contractors with information on radon mitigation techniques for existing houses in contact with soil.

The guide is based on the. An active radon sump, fitted with a fan, is the most effective way to reduce indoor radon levels.

Sumps work best under solid floors and under suspended floors if the ground is covered with concrete or a membrane. Occasionally, passive sumps without a fan may reduce radon levels.

Positive Ventilation. A small quiet fan blows fresh air, usually. Between andon behalf of the Department of Education, all schools in the free education system were invited to be tested for radon.

38, ground floor classrooms and offices were tested for radon in this survey. All schools with radon levels above Bq/m 3 were successfully remediated. At last. A book that answers homeowners’ typical questions and walks them through the process of reducing the nation’s number one indoor health hazard, RADON.

Available for immediate delivery through our secure online store. Table Of Contents. An overview of the Health Effects of Radon. Confirming That You Have Tested for Radon Properly. Page 2 Radon in schools Health and safety legislation and this campaign The legislation on radon If the annual average radon level in a workplace exceeds Bq m-3 in any location, the Ionising Radiations Regulations (IRR17) Size: KB.

Methods of Reducing the Radon Levels in Your Home Friday, March 18th by Samantha Walton Besides the specific techniques used for basements or crawl spaces, there are several general radon reduction methods that work for any foundation: natural ventilation, sealing, house/room pressurization, and heat recovery ventilation.

This document presents the process of radon diagnostics and mitigation in schools to help educators determine the best way to reduce elevated radon levels.

EPA recommends that all schools nationwide be tested for radon. To date, approximately 20% of the schools nationwide have done some testing. Some states have tested all their public schools. Radon testing in schools is not mandatory in California and there is no state funding specifically set aside to help school districts pay for testing.

You will also be exposed to techniques for reducing radon levels, a skill known as mitigation. In addition to technical skills, this course provides practical guidance for informing your clients of the presence of radon, along with other recommendations to ensure your testing and reporting achieves the highest standards of professionalism and.

Reducing Radon. There are several methods that can be used to lower Radon levels in your home. Your house type will affect the kinds of radon reduction systems that will work best. Houses are generally categorized according to their foundation design, such as: • Basement • Slab-on-Grade (Concrete poured at ground level).

As a service to the industry, Air Chek’s parent company, Spruce Environmental Technologies, Inc. makes available radon training courses, including the 8-hour classroom/live webinar “Radon Measurment in Schools and Large Buildings” and the online, self-guided 4-hour introductory course, which is available whenever you choose to take it.

how to test for the presence of radon. The findings from U.S. EPAs comprehensive studies of radon measurements in schools have been incorporated into these recommendations.

This report supersedes Radon Measurements in Schools - An Interim Report (EPA /). [EPA R, July ] Reducing Radon in Schools: A Team Approach.More comprehensive information on radon mitigation in schools is available in Reducing Radon in Schools: A Team Approach (R).

Indoor Air Quality During EPA's investigations of school mitigation strategies, many schools were found to have problems with the quality of their indoor air resulting from the lack of ventilation (the.*Radon. ABSTRACT. This document presents the process of radon diagnostics and mitigation in schools to help educators determine the best way to reduce elevated radon levels found in a school.

The guidebook is designed to guide school leaders through the process of measuring radon levels, selecting the best mitigation strategy, and.